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's making the choice for you. the u.s. -- the united states, america, is the world's largest economy. it's three times larger than our closest competitor, japan. and it's larger than the economies of japan, china, germany, and great britain combined. and we got there through innovation. we got there through choice. we got there through competition. we got there through individual initiative and responsibility. not government control and management. as we have seen time after time, when you substitute a government controlled and run program for individual choice, the cost goes up, the quality goes down. and when it comes to health care, there's nothing more important than quality and choice. given the choice, i'll always place my faith in the individual not the government and this time is no different. no different with the credit card legislation, no different with the health care legislation. mr. chairman, let me conclude by saying many of my colleagues in this body, both republicans and democrats, are going to come in and they are going to vote for this legislation today. they are goin
think if you add up the troops that the united states will commit as well as those that nato countries are going to commit and that's still a work in progress on the latter. i'm told by senior defense officials that general mcchrystal will be more or less satisfied with the number that he believes he needs to do the counterinsurgency campaign that he laid out in his strategic assessment earlier this year. >> suarez: now, it takes a while to get everybody deployed, doesn't it? >> it does. it will take several months, actually several weeks for the first troops. but the marines that you mentioned will be going in first early next year to be followed soon after by a number of... several hundred perhaps up to a thousand army trainers. these will be doing the initial training of afghan recruits. the recruits will then be put into their units and partnered with american units on the ground. this will be a phased deployment going over the next 12 to 18 months. the troops that you mention in your broadcast, up to some 30,000 or so will be phased in over that time frame. >> suarez: once all tho
? >> it has been across the continental united states, and beyond. the associated press and newspapers in eight different states, big ones, like massachusetts, colorado, michigan, georgia, have all discovered wildly inflated or exaggerated claims. fox news has confirmed that these phantom districts have been included for at least nine other states, including nevada. where stimulus recipients made claims of jobs created on the behalf of the 25th district, even though only three districts exist. gregg: the white house is taking some heat from the democratic party on this. talk about that. >> true, the chairman of the house appropriations committee spoke with fox news moments ago telling us that the publication of false data will lead citizens to doubt the they know what the obama administration is doing. that led to a stinging statement last night, special assistant to the president on stimulus said this morning that -- gregg: james, thank you very much. one industry that is passing a big increase in jobs? solar power. the average solar energy company increased its payroll by 70% from 20
is it when a united states citizen is declared disabled they have to wait time before they can get medicaid or medicare? host: 8 collar like that, better worse off? -- a caller like that. . guest: there are obviously community health clinics and other medical facilities that provide medical care cheaply or, in the cases of need, for free. i'm not minimizing the collar's husband's typical. i am sure -- caller's husband's difficulty. but there is health care available in the country for people who cannot afford to pay. ad. caller: good morning, michigan. host: michigan. i'm sorry. caller: i just wanted to say the last time i checked, unemployment was 19.5%, and my husband, who just had his 29th anniversary at the company he worked at has been laid off and is losing his mind. i would be crying if i thought it would do any good, but it will not. he is doing everything he can to find a job. as soon as he sees something in the newspaper, he goes there. he is so talented, he can fix anything, but he is 65 years old, too, and that is a problem. a few weeks ago, senator lugar? he was on "newsmakers"
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kirkpatrick: mr. speaker, on november 5, a university held their symposium dedicated to issues on homeland security on its prescott, arizona, campus. unfortunately, the house held votes that day and i could not attend, but i heard it was a fantastic event. this year's theme was challenges for homeland security in the 21st century, and panelists from the f.b.i., the c.i.a. and t.s.a., the arizona department of public safety, and from the worlds of academia, among other places. topics covered a wide range of issues such as sipersecurity, public-private partnerships -- cybersecurity, public-private partnerships and coordination between local and federal law enforcement. i congratulate the faculty at the camp
. >> i am looking at this from the threat that this poses to the united states. i think it is unwise for the president to move these individuals and these trials into a civilian court in new york city. trace: security concerns are not the only issue. consider the context for millions of americans who live and work in new york. this decision has profound and personal implications for them because this was their city that was attacked. it was their family and friends who died. while some of those most affected will no doubt lineup to seek justice exacted on those accused of the crime, others argue the suspects and should never be allowed to set foot anywhere near the sacred earth of ground zero, where so many lives were lost. jamie colby has more reaction from family members. first, catherine herridge as live in washington. what is the effect of trying these suspects in civilian court? >> thanks. prosecutors in new york must begin anew. charges must be brought, the motions and the hearings. the militant -- the military courts are now null and void. once transferred, the five men, inclu
as a citizen of the united states is just appalling. i think eric holder should have left them in guantanamo bay and be tried there. i lived in new york in 2000 and 2001. it was just terrible. for them to be tried in a federal court, it just speaks to this country to give people that do not ware uniforms, do not apply to the geneva convention to come to our country and then be given rights like a citizen. host: david, in this newspaper article, attorney general holder elected to proceed with the first u.s. criminal prosecution alleged to have been directly involved in the plot eight years ago that targeted the world trade center and pent he gone because of his full confidence in the successful outcome. tell us why you are not as convinced of the outcome? caller: i'm not confident because i believe that in our country, people are innocent until proven guilty. when you use water boarding and all these things they are trying to use against ournqq governmen why should a terrorist be given rights in our country. host: let's go to the democratic line. caller: i think they should be tried here. t
, opening up new opportunities for u.s. workers here in the united states of america which is exactly what is being said to president obama as he meets in korea at this moment with their leadership. with president lee and others. so i think that we need to have our attention in this congress focused on the priorities -- the priorities the american people have. fire fighting is very, very important. but again this measure will pass if not unanimously narrowly unanimously and it will do so and i hope get the resources to ensure that we never have the loss of life like those of captain hall and others. but i know from having spoken to their families, mr. speaker, that they believe that the absolutely essential for us to encourage private sector job creation and economic growth and that's why i'm talking about this priority that needs to be addressed here. now, mr. speaker, i'm going to urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question as we move ahead. why? because the issue of reading legislation is another very, very important one that is before us. there is a bipartisan proposal launched
in congress. i believe in the united states. don't get me started on that. but i believe you have power that others of us don't and that's why we elect you to this office. as a constituent with six grandchildren, i'm asking you to please help the youth of our day now and the future football players of tomorrow to stay safe. call it an osha deal, call it anything you want. but they go from being our youth in america to our employees. and we have, i believe, as americans, an obligation to make this a safer sport. >> i appreciate that. the last comment, mr. chairman, as i mentioned, you're not the only person, grant you, i have 7.5 and four kids and i think it's the parents role at the very early age to take care of the safety of their children. i certainly don't think the federal government has a role in intervene in that. but congress may have a role in making sure that there may be some funds for research and development. but getting involved in the every day operation of an nfl football team, congress is not qualified to do that. maybe we should do -- stick to what we know best. with t
already slated to come to the united states. in fact, to come here to new york city because they are going to stand trial for the 9/11 attacks. among them, the self-proclaimed master mind, khalid shaikh mohammed. as you can imagine there are strong opinions whether his trial in civilian court works to his advantage. >> what we're kind of granting his wish. his wish was to be brought to new york and really makes no sense to me to be granting him his wish. he should be tried in a military tribunal. he is a war criminal. this was an act of war. >> the sheik, mohammed, wants to be considered a holy warrior, a jihadist, if we try him before military offices that image of a soldier will be portrayed by the islamic community. that's not the image we want. >> julie: we have the fox news team coverage of the latest developments. live in chicago, but first let's get to julie kirtz live in washington. so, julie, what are guiliani's main objections to the trials being held here in new york? >> yeah, he was pretty outraged. made a couple of points on fox news sunday. conducting trial in fork city will
, you can call us and here in the united states at one 877-742-5751, just say hey rick and then your spiel. >>> hey rick, in reference to the afghanistan war, the reason i'm against it is because of one word, terrain, terrain, our boys are not trained to in that terrain. i suggest we bring them out of there and use the big bombs, the big bombs that penetrate the earth and flatten the tunnels, flatten the mountains where the tunnels are on the border. (announcer) we understand. you want time to enjoy the holidays. >>> it's great that the commander in chief is sending over the troops, but he's also sending over beans, bullets and band-aids so i'm concerned about what the morale is there on the actual ground. i'm not too concerned about what the officers think, but what the actual troops, your lance corporals, your corporals, the sergeants and the people who are actually fighting the war and who are actually being shot at. >>> this information we have been sharing with you is getting a lot of heat and a lot of reaction all over the country. this is just during the break, a sampling of s
president of the united states, not head of the republican party, she needs to broaden her coalition. the problem with that -- >> this country -- they might do it again. thank you ron brownstein, chris cilliz cillizza. join us tomorrow night at 5:00 eastern for more "hardball." time for "the ed show" with ed schultz zblrngs good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" tonight from new york. one week from tonight the president of the united states is going to lay out his strategy for afghanistan. newspapers are reporting today that the president will add, here's the number, 34,000 additional troops over the next year. president obama gave a preview to this decision this afternoon. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> finish the job. make no mistake, this is just one more mess that president obama has to mop up after the bush administration. bush was the president who drained resources from afghanistan so we could go invade iraq on that perfect
, virtually every single member of this body in the united states senate is a member of the baby boom generation. as in my view a generation of americans, i was born in the last year of that generation, given more opportunity than any generation of people in the history of this planet because our grandparents and our parents were willing to make hard choices, understanding that part of our national creed, part of our legacy is assuring that we're expanding opportunity for those that come after us. we are having this health care debate at a moment in our country's history beset by incredible economic difficulties. this is the worst recession since the great depression. but we now know that even during the period of economic growth before our economy fell into this terrible recession, that powg families were struggling. during the last period of economic growth, median family income in the united states actually declined. as far as i know, it's the first period of recovery in the history of the united states when median family income actually went down, and that was at the same time tha
had a choice, go back to boss the kneia, or end up in the united states. they went to chicago. >> that's when i finally felt like you can enjoy life now, we've made it. you can relax now. you know, it's yours, so, you know, i always, like, wanted to have a house i could have friends over and stuff, and every day, like, since we had the house, i always have people over, there's not like one day where my mom is not cooking for everyone. but in bosnia, it's just like that. you always have family over, friends over, you're grilling. >> reporter: and from there, life was good. boggio starred in soccer, and now he's getting plenty of playing time for the fire. >> i can't really describe like how you feel, like -- because you, like, you remember, when you go back, it all comes back to you like everything happened yesterday, and its just like, you know, it's -- you try to make it happy where you get to see your family again, but as soon as like that goes away, like, wow, like i left all of this behind. what if i didn't have this sort of future? >> reporter: and so you can understand when the
a town hall meeting with chinese students. he pointed out the united states and china admit huge amounts of green house gases. >> unless both of our countries are willing to take critical steps in dealing with this issue, we will not be able to resolve it. >> reporter: the president also told the students he's a big supporter of noncensorship. china employs some of the tighter controls over what its citizens can access on the internet. >>> the governor of illinois is trying to sell a nearly empty prison. federal officials are scheduled to inspect the thompson correctional center. the illinois governor says the site is under consideration along with two others in colorado and montana. >>> five after the hour. time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning and jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day on wall street. a good end in last week. >> very nice. we hope another wave of buying takes us higher this week. the dow rose 2 1/2% last week boosting the gain nurse the year to 17%. the dow is at 10270. after another rally pushed them up by 73 points on friday. the nasdaq add
to amend title 38, united states code and the service -- service members civil relief act to make certain improvements in the law regarding benefits administered by the secretary of veterans affairs and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the s hat foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are -- so that foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are not doing nearly enough. host: next call, joe, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. i would like to hear more on the mountaintop removal situation in west virginia. our climate is definitely changing because of mountaintop removal. we have had 2 million acres in the appalachians destroyed, one of the most reverse ecosystems in the world: flattened. over 2,000 miles of streams have beenuried. 62% of our streams are in west virginia -- 62% of our streams in west virginia are known to be polluted with heavy metals. the fish are contaminated. you cannot eat fish out of the streams. if you live in the proximity, a report that was suppressed by the bush
a forum and a microphone so that they can blast forth on the united states their ugly views of how we should be killed by the thousands. >> reporter: former mayor rudy giuliani agrees. >> i don't know why you want to give terrorists advantages, it's a risk to the city of new york which already has a number of risks. >> reporter: but the city commissioner says the city is always a target. >> we're the biggest law enforcement city in the country. we handle high profile events, certainly high profile trials in the past, and we'll be able to do it. >> reporter: al-qaida militants faced trial in new york as the group convicted of plotting to explode city landmarks. the future still has some security experts concerned. and in recent years under the bush administration, other terrorists t suspects were put on trial in virginia just miles away from the pentagon. >>> speaking of trials, that big one involving sheila dixon continues. she is accused of soliciting gift cards for her own use. if dixon is convicted, she would have to step down from office. stay with wjz for complete coverage of thi
of the military role. instead, he'll send billions in civilian aid. what does the united states have planned? >> the decision will be made soon. it will be one that is fully transparent so that the american people understand exactly what we're doing and why we're doing it and what it will entail. >> the rest of president obama's week in asia will include a series of meetings with allies. >>> the colorado parents whose spectacular hoax grabbed national attention has added another chapter. this morning in fort collins, the couple pled guilty. clayton sandell has the latest in colorado. >> reporter: richard and his wife arrived almost a month after launching this balloon and a major hoax. >> we are prepared at this point to enter a plea of guilty to attempt to influence a public servant, a class four felony. >> reporter: it is a felony. his wife pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, making a false report. >> it's my judgment that the case is nothing more than a big misdemeanor. >> reporter: richard heene's lawyer says it is part of a deal to keep the family together. his wife is a japanese convictio
early. in the united states, the american cancer society says that death rates for breast cancer when have been declining due to early detection, but it also says that in addition to risks, there are false alarms. for women who began at age 40, there were 400 false alarms for every thousand women screened. to fight that, beat bodies say that the benefits outweigh the harms. >> when getting a mammogram is one of more stressful experiences. but women in their 40's now have the added anxiety to figure out if they should even be getting them at all. the preventive services task force, made out of doctors and scientists, say that women under 50 possibly be to be posted every few years, and doctors should stop teaching women to do self examination altogether. that is a hard pill to swallow for survivors, a diagnosed at an early age. some argue that the guidelines are reckless and instead of saving lives, the government is trying to save the bottom line. >> many of us are concerned that it is a money saving issue and the motivation is about saving costs as opposed to lives. i think we should
's income in the united states actually declined during the bush recovery. so our working families are trying to recover, not just from one recession but two. this is not just a short-term issue but about stimulus it's a long-term issue about where we are headed with this economy and i do think that we need to turn more of our attention to that. i think that we need to do much more to give small business access to loans again so they can start hiring again. we haven't done a good enough job at that. we really do need to turn our focus in a very meaningful way to mainstream. >> as you may say, he says "we" we're being polite. does the president's team need to did a better job? >> sure. i think that we all need to did a better job. i voted against the t.a.r.p. funding because i thought that we weren't holding the financial community accountable enough for how that money was being spent. so i think we've got to look now at what more we can do, both sherrod and michael made the point, we need make sure business gets access to credit. we need to have a manufacturing policy. we need to d
of the president of the united states wearing a turbine. at the bottom it says, quote, wake up, america, remember ft. hood. joining me now is a man behind this billboard, mr. phil wolf. good to have you with us tonight. thank you for your time. >> thank you, sir. >> why did you take out this billboard? >> i think this billboard's a combination of some frustrations on questions that haven't been answered by the president. >> such as? >> let's start with where's he from? what's his background? who is he? is he american? what does he stand for? >> okay. so you obviously don't think that the president of the united states is an american citizen. >> i don't. >> okay. what evidence do you have that he's not an american citizen? >> well, i think the evidence has to be shown that he would be. that would seem to be the simpleleft thing to do. >> we missed this in the vetting process? as a country we screwed up? >> possible. >> what does jihad mean to you, mr. wolf? >> to me it means it's an extreme element of a struggle to overcome somebody. it can be interpreted probably some different ways, but to me it
the foreclosure crisis here in the united states. but i can't allow some of the comments that i just heard go without challenge. i heard it said we have only been given 72 hours to read the bill. i think, mr. speaker, you remember back at the end of july, there was a push to try to vote on the health care plan. i, along with you and many others, suggested that the american people have time, that they have time to read the health care bill, that we have time to digest this. we had town hall meetings and i have had more than 100 town hall meetings. we have had far more than 72 hours. they said we need 72 hours for this particular bill. so the bill itself, which is simply a modification of bills that we have been discussing, that we have been hearing in committee, bills that we have been meeting on for months, was introduced on friday. i put it on my website and many people put on their website. there has been plenty of time. so if you want to oppose health care, then obviously that is up to you to oppose health care. but let's not hide behind this thing about 72 hours. we have had months to dis
the time, and that does not necessarily happen easily for business in the united states in my experience. >> in the current economic climate, structured networking is crucial. >> the headhunter route does not work. you need to network. you need to talk to more people. >> and you need to hone your elevator speech, the 30 seconds or so you have to spark some was interested in you. >> my elevator speech? i have been in asia for 17 years. >> i'm australian, and i graduated in journalism and business last year. >> and a positive element manager. >> i.t. is our core competency. >> i have been in public relations for 12 years, and i'm really looking to go back into the industry. >> so they have adjusted their expectations and tactics, but they have not given up hope that the right job is out there. martha: they are polishing their elevator speech skills, something we should probably all do. thank you very much. trace: families everywhere are planning thanksgiving, but things may be a little tricky in the palin house this year. here is what she had to say during an interview with oprah. >> one f
tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. president says he'll explore with the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn they will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, 15 miles west of chicago. illinois governor designed the prison as state-of-the-art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >>> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there who will take the 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials said the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. >>> police in
approach is to working with manufacturing here in the united states, if we do not do that effectively, we are not going to succeed. we have been talking about infrastructure for a long time. i think my team will testify when we have got several trillion dollars worth of infrastructure that is falling apart, we need to put people to work doing the work that america needs done, but we are also in an era of fiscal constraint, which means we have got to start finding more creative new approaches to financing these projects. so those are the discussions we are going to be having. not just today but in the weeks and months to come. this is my administration's overriding focus, having brought the economy back from the brink. the question is how are we going to make sure that people are getting back to work and able to support their families? it is not going to happen overnight, but we will not rest until we are succeeding in generating the jobs that this economy needs. and i could not ask for a better group of people to bounce ideas off of, and we are going to be soliciting ideas from the privat
-term strategic partner of the united states. the sacrifice is well worth it. what we're trying to do is build capacity and capability for not only the iraqi force, the police, the iraqi army but also stand up the rule of law. >> reporter: the rules got even tougher this year. a security agreement with the government of iraq now requires an arrest warrant signed by an iraqi judge to detain someone. michael wattenton represents joseph mayo, one of the three somethings who shot a detainee. would you be surprised if other soldiers have done the same thing that these three soldiers did when they pulled the trigger. >> no, that wouldn't surprise me at all. soldiers will do what they have to do to stay alive following the law but if the law and rules don't protect them and soldiers will have to do to make sure they come back alive and their buddies come back alive. >> reporter: but do the frustration over these new standards of evidence lead to murder? did your husband reach his breaking point? >> there's never an excuse to execute anyone. they become judge, jury and executioner. [ female announcer
korea and iran. >> we believe that the united states and russia will continue to urge iran to take the path that leads them to meeting its international obligations. >> if iran doesn't cooperate, the two leaders agree that other options like further sanctions aron the table. the president says iran needs to act quickly. >> we are now running out of time. >> reporter: there was a surprise guest, denmark's prime minister flew overnight to push for the global climate. white house officials say it's unlikely a final agreement will be reached there next month. the president focus on finance. at did dinner last night, the leaders met for a class photo. these leaders represent 40% of the world's population and more than half of its gross domestic product. they reaffirmed their commitment to free trade and guarding against protectionism. >> cultivating spheres of competition, not competing spheres of influence will lead to progress in the asia pacific. >> reporter: no more true than in china, china owns $800 billion in u.s. debt. that money is keeping the american economy afloat. but as am
! >> that i will support and defend the constitution and laws of the united states government. >> "hispanics today" was the only media camera crew on the set of "ugly betty" for the making of the groundbreaking tv episode in which the character, ignacio suarez, becomes a legalized u.s. citizen. >> it is a scene that we have been building to for over a season now, and it allows us to do something that is politically timely, that's emotional. >> some people have called me the poster child of the illegal immigrant. i mean, i certainly don't want to be that. but in some ways, i don't mind being that. >> tony plata knows exactly what ignacio suarez needs to think and feel, because in real life, tony's family fled cuba for america when he was a boy. >> i feel very close to ignacio suarez in that we both share this immigrant experience. it was very easy to connect with the emotions that go through u, having gone through it myself. a very powerful moment for me. >> so his character on tv becoming a legalized u.s. citizen was one of those truth is stranger than fiction moments with tony plana. >> te
-presidential spot in the united states, that's the nugget? >> we're talking about and it's the most salacious point. >> that's why i'm suppose today watch? >> why people buy people magazine. >> this is somebody who could be, could be the president of the united states, that's the one thing we're going to latch on to? >> and of course, the lead by johnson and-- >> i'm sure they'll release a lot of stuff. >> maybe i'm crazy. >> sells magazines. all right, in the meantime, could a technicality keep the master mind, the allegedly so-called master mind of 9/11 attacks from facing justice? we're going to have the scoop on that. >> plus, victims of bernie madoff are finally getting a little payback. stay with fox for a fair and balanced coverage of that. you want to buy madoff paraphernalia? ♪ wow, is this... fiber one honey clusters? yes. but it can't have... can't have about half a day's worth of fiber? i assure you it does. i can only taste... only taste the crunchy clusters, honey, and brown sugar. no madam, i don't have esp. (announcer) fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes. >> i had access that
to change that as the way we look at energy in the country. in the united states of america. and this beautiful place that we call home. now, as we talk about the tax incentives necessary for homeowners and businesses to be able to invest in their homes, i think mr. inslee is right on track there. as we talk about what we can do in looking at being smarter about the way that we look at policy. adopting better ways of doing things. encouraging people to invest in their homes in way that's going to save them money in the long run, that's going to add value to their home in the long run is brilliant. i hope we have something like that in the new jobs bill. mr. tonko, you were talking about how you were able to work with schools in your community with cornell, with institutions , elite institutions, universities to work with the local public schools to create more efficiency so they could put more money back into their pockets. how the more competitive cost structure with products as well. when we invest in our schools, we create living classrooms. we create classrooms where we
and to vent their hatred toward the united states and israel. but in an ironic twist, the opposition movement are also planning anti-government rallies across the city. defeated presidential candidate karubi joined the crowd, but according to reports he fell to the ground after being overcome by tear gas. witnesses say his supporters carried him to his car, which plainclothes militia attacked as it drove away. the opposition has so far refused to back down. on a day when anti-american sentiment runs high, the opposition was looking for support from president obama. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: chanting "obama, obama, either you're with them or you're with us." opposition has also vowed to convert all future holidays into opportunities for political protests. ali aruzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, great sadness and unanswered questions after three college softball players are found dead. >>> and later, tom brokaw continues his journey along u.s. highway 50 and finds a place including new wood-grilled shrimp with a teriyaki glaze. it's endless
of care in united states. we do not need to see it sacrifice. martha: thank you. always good to have you here. trace: president obama is in china right now meeting today with his chinese counterpart, but it the world or the united states, rather, is the world's largest economy, why are we so much in debt and so dependent on china? and it has been a slang word for years, and as of today, it is officially in the dictionary. the internet term crown word of the year. pothole:h no...your tire's all flat and junk. oh, did i do that? here, let me get my cellular out - call ya a wrecker. ...oh shoot...i got no phone ...cuz i'm a, bye! anncr: accidents are bad. anncr: but geico's good. with emergency road service. ding! trace: 43 minutes past the hour. we have new information and new pictures of a breaking story out of an arctic air. 100 tourist, scientist and journalists now on board a ship that a stock in the eyes. the foreign desk working very closely with our international affiliate's to gather details. they are telling us it is a russian vessel, and icebreaker rebuild as a
. the president essentially said that the united states welcomes china playing a greater role on the international stage in terms the global economy. with that comes greater responsibilities. here is how essentially the president broke down the relationship between the u.s. and china. >> we meet here at a time when the relationship between the united states and china has never been more important to our collective future. >> never more important. so president hu said that the u.s. and china would work more closely on macroeconomic issues. financial policies and that sort of thing. which obviously is of interest to the united states. we will see how that all plays out. alisyn. alisyn: mike, what about iran? did that issue come up? any progress there. >> it did come up. and president obama was pretty firm in saying that if iran continued to thumb its nose at the world community in terms of its nuclear weapons programs, that there would be consequences but president hu was noncommittal about that. and that has to be troubling to the united states. president hu obviously has incredible influence over
tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what the guests wear. the president says he looks forward to seeing the other leaders decked out. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration official os tell cnn that federal officials will viz that thompson correctional center tomorrow about 150 miles west of chicago. described the president's state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there going to take these 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo and the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the oobama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials say a prison would be even more secure than the nation's only s
that we funded in over $120 affiliates in the united states alone. people who would never had have the opportunity to have care. or screening. you know, we spent over 2.2 trillion every year on health care in the united states. surely we can cover 23 million women. it's a tiny fraction of $2.2 trillion. i'd also like to say that any insurance company that is thinking right now that this report should be used as a way to reduce coverage will be watching very carefully. we'll be watching. so access, clarity, and public trust are critical. but so to is perhaps the center piece of what it is we are having the most trouble with. that's technology. in a strange way, all of the dust up from the past week actually may do some good. maybe it's a call. finally. we know mammography works. but we also know it's imperfect. we do need better screening technology. this technology that we're using today, though it's been improved and regenerated is still almost 50 years ago. what other business or field that we know in the united states around the world would use 50-year-old technology. this is a
the country could shrink to four time zones, how many the united states has. but russia is 5,500 miles wide, about twice the size of the united states. supporters say it will make disabout the regions feel closer to moscow. >> until the sunsets at 5:00 for you. >>> still breezy for new england. this weather is brought to you by green giant. what's going on across the region? yesterday, a lot of rain. this is how much we've seen. not just 24 hours. it start start ad few days ago. that's a tremendous amount of rainfall. it's all because of the wind straight off the atlantic through virginia and maryland and delaware, jersey, all the the way down to north carolina, too. that low is still in place. it's not moved very far. not as strong today. only 40 miles per hour gusts around the coastline. pab more. yesterday hurricane strength winds. here's what it looks like in new york. you get rain showers coming in. coastal flood warnings are there. p 34 miles per hour sustained winds all along the jersey shore. it breaks up in baltimore, washington, i-95. not as heavy as yesterday but you still get th
accused of these type of crimes deserves a trial like you or i might. >> caller: this is the united states. we was afraid one time and 9/11 happened. there's no reason -- yes, there is reasons out there for concern but this is the united states. the world is looking at us for examples. we got troops overseas giving their lives. just like the president said. give us the opportunity to exact our justice on these people. >> john, thank you for your phone call. i appreciate it. got an e-mail from kathy in michigan. this is what they said. that's a good discussion back and forth there. heidi says -- great discussion going on. we want to continue to talk about this. what do you think about the 9/11 suspects being tried in new york specifically in civilian courts? do you think this is the right path or not the right thing to do? e-mail us at you can also pick up the phone and call and chat like we did there. you can text us at hlntv. >>> the fbi says a mom came up with a desperate solution to money problems. >>> check this out. a mansion up in flames outside of phoenix. the fire brok
to the united states. he's accuse of running over his daughter withes i h car because he didn't think she was living according to traditional values. almaleki remains in the hospital in serious condition. >>> what kind of business gets 800% of a mark-up on things it's reselling? a military contractor in iraq does. and as brian todd reports, if someone's being ripped off your money is paying for it. >> reporter: $196.50 for a box of washers that's supposed to cost $1.22. $237 for a vehicle side mirror that you and i should pay less than $15 for. that's how much the inspector-general for iraq's reconstruction says american taxpayers have been overbilled by a contractor that supplies vehicle parts for the iraqi army. >> we are going to work with the army material command, the army contracting command to make sure the money is recouped and that taxpayer interests are cared for. >> reporter: he deals with a company called aecom which provides equipment and logistics reports. four invoices were reviewed a tiny fraction of the total, and the company could have overbilled $4
, may god bless our soldiers, families, and the united states of america. [applause] >> ladies and gentleman, the chief of staff of the army, general george casey. >> good afternoon. president and mrs. obama, governor perry, governor doyle, secretary gates, secretary shinseki, many distinguished members of congress from the state of texas and across the country, secretary of the army john mchugh, admiral and mrs. mcmullen, families and friends -- it is a tradition in our special operations units to go to the book of isaiah went eulogizing fallen comrades. proud of their willingness to accept any challenge for this country, at the funeral they read," then i heard the voice of the lord saying, "whom shall i send? and who will go for us? then i said," here i am, send me." this passage conveys the sentiment that applies to every member of our army. it gives voice to a spirit of service that lives in every soldier. it is a spirit we saw in the 30 soldiers who gave their lives here, men and women who believe in the values and ideals this country stands for and men and women who willi
that there were ethnic groups in the united states who were in favor -- fell in the central european country in asia. domestic policy and domestic politics and preferences have an impact. one thing that is striking in my mind is the change from a small group that cares passionately about the issue. boston is the -- bosnia is the classic case. there were almost 10 congressmen and some people in the world who were very interested in an aggressive policy for bosnia. as soon as we had an aggressive policy, you realized there were a lot of people with good or bad reasons opposed to it and there was the classic day when the republican-controlled house of representatives during the coast of the war boded against a greater effort -- against the -- during the kosovo war and voted against a greater effort. >> we have about two more minutes. >> i defer to pull up on the question about promises broken. i was asked to go back and read memos. i essentially agree where philip came out. there's a danger here for the current administration to swallow this revisionist history that vladimir putin has conjured
, you can take this and slide it to almost any city in the united states and see how your traffic is going. another thing you can do on this between site, you can put your home address and your destination address and see how long it will take you with the traffic. pretty amazing stuff, kyra? >> you're amazing. thanks, chad. >> sure. >>> busy day at the world's busiest airport. live pics of atlanta's hartsfield-jackson, which also handles tens of dozens of passengers on the day before thanksgiving. cnn's rob marciano gives us a behind-the-scenes look of what it's like. >> reporter: we're here at the world's busiest airport, thousands of people, and planes, coming and going every day. do you ever wonder how the world do they make it work? let's go take a look. a quarter million passengers travel through atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport every day. so, first up, getting the people to the plane. >> we move about 10,500 passengers an area. >> reporter: computer-controlled trams tunnel under the tarmac connecting the six concourses. we were allowed beyond that, into what fel
that they deserve. the united states will continue to stand with iraq as a strong partner and as a friend. tough challenges remain and i'm sure that there will be difficult days to come but this agreement advances the political progress that can bring lasting peace and unity to iraq and allow for the orderly transition of american combat troops out of iraq by next september. i want to congratulate our troops and civilians serving so capably in iraq and congratulate the iraqi people who have taken an important step forward in pursuit of a better future. there is more work to be con. we continue to move in the -- to be done. we look forward to iraqi elections early next year. thank you very much. >> shannon: you have been listening live to the president from the rose garden today. congratulating iraqi leaders for coming up with a new election law that will mean big change there's. and transparently but also he talked about healthcare quite a bit, congratulating the house on what they got done last night and he said he is quite sure the senate will get it done as well. it has been an ambitious goal
of the united states, that safety is you now of course an issue here as well, like you said, these guys will probably again, just some of the people i spoke with last night, think they'll be pa raising in and out of court every day with smirks on their faces? talk about some of those issues. >> i think absolutely that's a concern. again, had this is the highest level collection of terrorists that we have seen on u.s. soil to face trial. and this is going to present security concerns obviously for the u.s. marshals as well as others who have to secure new york. it also is a venue for them to prop began diz. and for the u.s. to have to produce evidence intelligence and otherwise. and i think if khalid shaikh mohamm mohammed's are good lure, they're likely to made it a hearing not about his guilt or innocence, but about his detention and interrogation techniques applied to him p. >> and all those things will resurface once again. thank you very much for taking the time this morning. >>> now here's debbye with more on our other top stories of the morning. >>> there's a lot of high drama sur
this -- a lawless region in pakistan filled with people that caused a grave danger to us in the united states. we are taking you in sight of this terrorist strongholds. we have brand-new other kind -- undercover tape of acorn today. this film maker says that this video is different from all the others. we are just a few minutes away from the announcement from eric holder and what the government plans to do about the people that got us into this financial mess. we will take that live as soon as it begins. jon: workers are right now removing a crane from my house. harris faulkner knows why. >> i cannot tell you exactly why because i do not know what made it fell over -- fall over in the first place, but we are guessing that the tree was in the front yard, they were trying to remove it with a crane, but the tree was too big for the crane. you would think that they would do some physics before starting in on this. as the truck tipped over it turned in the direction of the house and kerplunk. look at the damage off to the side. the good news is that no one was hurt. they had people from the reliable g
of the bill. the clerk: senate 1599, an act to amend title 36 united states code to include in the federal charter of the reserve officers association leadership positions newly added in the constitution and bylaws. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 423, the nays vote the yeas are 423, the nays are -- the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 425, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the house will be in order. members, please take their conversati
of freedom face new challenges. once again, people on the front line are looking to the united states. in labor camps in north korea, political prisons in cuba and burma, to the university also in venezuela and other places, dissidents and reformers are looking for support and strength. what america stands for liberty, they take heart. when they do not, the dictators tighten their grip. throughout my presidency, we met with families of political prisoners. the bush institute will continue this cause. we will support advocates of freedom around the globe. as a first step, we will assemble a freedom coalition, a depository of memoirs of letters from democratic activists. the freedom collection will be on line for the world to see. among the leaders to have agreed to participate or the president of liberia. the founder of iran's revolutionary guard, who became an advocate for democratic change. a man who spent 10 years in eight gulag. we will send a message to dissidents and underground preachers and political prisoners around the world, we hear your voice, and as you stand for your free
forces. now those questions are front and center as the united states faces its decision whether to send 40,000 u.s. troops or more to back the afghan government. richard engle, nbc news, kabul. >>> president obama called president karzai today to offer his congratulations. mr. obama says he's pleased that the final outcome was determined in occurrence with afghan law and he said that the u.s. and the international community will work closely with him but they want to see better governance and a sineer effort to eradicate corruption. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not in words it'll be indeeds. >> it is still not clear when president obama will announce the next steps that the u.s. will take in afghanistan. >>> a senior government official told the reuters news agency that mr. obama is not likely to announce a new strategy before he leaves for asia on november 11th. that trip is scheduled to be ten days' long. >>> the wave of terrorism in pakistan has prompted the united nations to suspend many of its operations
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